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MACC: 17 Arrests Made In Terengganu This Year

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KUALA TERENGGANU: Seventeen arrests have been made in Terengganu by the Malaysian Anti Crime Corruption (MACC) until June this year.

State MACC director Zainal Adam said 11 civil servants and six individuals were among those arrested.

“20 investigation papers were opened out of the 128 reports that we received,” he told reporters during a Raya open house at its headquarters here on Monday.

Zainal added that there had been a decline in cases compared to the same period last year and urged the public to report any instances of corruption and abuse of powers.

“We can confirm that there have been no cases involving any politicians in the state,” he added.

Out of the 17 people arrested, six were charged under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act 2009 for giving or accepting bribe while the remaining 11 were Government servants who committed the offense under Section 18 MACC Act 2009 relating to false claims and documents.

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